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Mar 10, 2011 5:30 AM

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Toei Animation announced that more than one background musics of Dragon Ball Kai were suspected to infringe the copyrights of third parties. They have already replaced those musics with the original BGMs of Dragon Ball Z.

Toei Animation had assigned the music of Dragon Ball Kai to Yamamoto Kenji instead of Kikuchi Shunsuke. Yamamoto Kenji's other musics have also been suspected to be plagiarized works. (ref. niconico video)

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Mar 10, 2011 7:22 AM

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this Plagiarisms thing is becoming a big issue day by day
 
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Mar 10, 2011 7:24 AM

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This was unexpected... well you cant perceive human factor with 100% accuracy, guess that there are fools like this. They at least make us enjoy life more, when it comes to enjoying different personalities of people, that is.
 
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Mar 10, 2011 7:38 AM

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More trouble for Toei...
 
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Mar 10, 2011 8:04 AM
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now i think Toei really did go cheap on making Dragon Ball Kai
not newly animated, not showing the buu arc that sort of canceling the show and now they just copied musics
 
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Mar 10, 2011 8:04 AM

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Pay the $1 billion dollars then
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Mar 10, 2011 8:37 AM

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lol wow. they couldn't just use their original stuff and work them up a bit?

total fail here.
 
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Mar 10, 2011 8:53 AM

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Well, that's a shame. I really liked Kai's soundtrack, but I suppose it can't be helped. It will be strange to have the whole OST reverted back to Z's, even if it's only for the last few episodes.
 
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I'm just pleasently surprised they were willing to admit it (and as quickly as they did).


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Mar 10, 2011 12:10 PM
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And this isn't fully Toei's fault. Seems like when it rains it pours. This one is certainly a more grave charge than the idiotic Saint Seiya patent infringement.

 
Mar 10, 2011 12:38 PM

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I thought that every anime soundtrack was stolen from paying homage to another work. Usually composers are not paid generously and have tight deadlines for creating music.... which is often why you hear parts of classical works (whose copyrights have expired) or blatant style/melody imitations of other artists. Even most of the truly original artists tend to mimic the same "sound" as their previous works with variation in melody. It's safer and more profitable.

At least 95% of the music you hear is heavily influenced by or plagiarized from another work.... since actual originality puts so much pressure on time and budget. I'm not saying that's an excuse, but that immense pressure tends to lead artists down the path of theft..... the same way a student with only a few hours to write a report might try to grab excerpts from wikipedia.
 
Mar 10, 2011 12:46 PM

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Ha. So the plagiarism issue is with Dragon Ball and not Saint Seiya. Cool
 
Mar 10, 2011 2:06 PM
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That's pretty depressing...to have to resort to such measures is really low.
 
Mar 10, 2011 3:09 PM

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Ha. So they plagiarised Dragon Ball instead of Saint Seiya. LOL
 
Mar 10, 2011 4:17 PM

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Wow, that's just sad... but personally, I love the fact that, instead of plagiarizing music from some obscure source (thus increasing the possibilities that he would get away with it), he was just like "Screw that, I am going to steal songs from Avatar and Terminator Salvation. Clearly, no one will notice it!"
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this just gets worse and worse

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Mar 10, 2011 7:12 PM
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I never though Yamamoto's music was as great as Shunsuke Kikuchi's original DBZ OST, but at least it was better than that soulless garbage Bruce Faulconer cooked up for the English version of DBZ.
 
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-Trying to get sued for alleged plagiarism of Saint Seiya.
-Plagiarises music for Kai.

Oh, good going Toei. Say goodbye to millions worth of damages.
 
Mar 10, 2011 8:21 PM

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DB kai plagiarizing DBZ
 
Mar 10, 2011 8:33 PM

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Japa Stole my music!

One of them, ara "War" from Avatar.
 
Mar 10, 2011 10:19 PM

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so is this the main reaon why i'm hearing rumours of Kai not even going past the cell arc?


 
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supermegasonic said:
so is this the main reaon why i'm hearing rumours of Kai not even going past the cell arc?
Nope. It's not going past Cell arc because Toriko is confirmed as taking Kai's timeslot for the spring season.
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ios said:
now i think Toei really did go cheap on making Dragon Ball Kai
not newly animated, not showing the buu arc that sort of canceling the show and now they just copied musics


Wait what the f... Buu arc isnt gonna air
 
Mar 11, 2011 8:24 PM

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Who gives a crap?! You can't make music these days without taking something from something else.

So what if he "plagiarized." Goddamn record industries. The composer did absolutely nothing wrong.
 
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FOE-tan said:
supermegasonic said:
so is this the main reaon why i'm hearing rumours of Kai not even going past the cell arc?
Nope. It's not going past Cell arc because Toriko is confirmed as taking Kai's timeslot for the spring season.

so this is not only stupid for quality reasons (Cell arc sucked, Buu arc was at least fun) but guaranteed decreased ratings reasons.


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jix said:
now i think Toei really did go cheap on making Dragon Ball Kai
not newly animated, not showing the buu arc...

One reason they might have cut the Buu part is that Toriyama had clearly gotten tired of the series by then and it devolved into outright gag manga.

There's a pretty good "this series is over" bit at the end of the Cell part, anyway, so good riddance.
 
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And the world keeps on spinning.


 
Jul 14, 2011 11:46 PM

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We don't give a fuck about plagiarisms, we want the last arc !
 
Jul 15, 2011 11:04 AM

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Oh gaaaaawd.
Does this mean it's going to be done......AGAIN?
 
Jul 19, 2011 10:04 AM

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What? Plagiarism on DBZ Kai? NOT GOOD!

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this Plagiarisms thing is becoming a big issue day by day


Speaking about plagiarisms... I think things are going too far:

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Where Gundam is on pure ACID! In a So Bad It's Good show of nonsense.


(gag dubbed though)
LOOK! Even Marvel villains are involved as well. Not only did they manage to plagiarize Gundam, but also Marvel as well. Anything added???

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